The kids at the guesthouse have been hard at work; both at shredding the park and in our weekly art sessions. Skateistans’ art classes are quickly gaining popularity in the neighborhood, with more and more kids showing up every week. Last week, Tin and Chanthou led a lesson on sgraffito, an art technique that has been used in Cambodia and the rest of the world for centuries. The kids learned all about the technique, which involves applying different mediums in layers and then scratching away at the uppermost layer to reveal the colours underneath. Then came the fun part – Creating their own sgraffiti masterpieces!
This week, Chanthou held a discussion on the history and uses of the paper fan, and then the kids got to make and decorate their own colorful versions. Hopefully these fans will be a welcome relief from the Cambodian heat! Check out the pictures out to see the kids, stoked about their new creations.